Packaging and Crating Expertise

All of our crates are built with custom bracing and packaging. Materials include wood, composite materials and corrugated boxes. Internal bracing is amongst other ways, achieved through the use of custom-made urethane foam, poly-ethylene foam or expanded poly styrene. Creating foam-lined crates is one of many methods to protect your shipment. We will insure your item arrives undamaged.

Smarter packaging saves you time, money, and hassles.

AW2 crates are designed to meet your item’s needs. When we design our products we consider not only factors like weight and dimensions. Value, fragility and final destination requirements are other variables we bring into consideration. Our team of crating and CAD experts then goes to work on building a crate or package that will fit your product perfectly.

Export Crating and Packaging

The AW2 team has years of experience with export shipping. Rely on us to develop a customized solution that factors in:

Shipment method: Is your product going by ship or plane? How will it travel once it arrives at its destination country? What temperature ranges will the product be exposed to? And is it critical to prevent environmental damage—e.g., humidity?

Cost constraints: All shipping solutions will be made with your budget in mind.

Regulations: AW2 has extensive international shipping experience. We know the key regulations that must be met at the world’s most popular destinations and will research those of more uncommon locales.

Ocean Ship Crates

  • All wood or wood composite construction.
  • Product(s) secured to base.
  • All necessary donnage provided.
  • Anti-corrosion materials available.

All AW2 packages meet the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) standards for heat-treating compliance.

Learn more about the green, reusable and lean packaging and crating initiatives incorporated into the AW2 Promise.

CAD Design Services for your Logistics Needs

RELY ON OUR 3D MODELING PROFESSIONALS FOR COST-EFFECTIVE, CUSTOMIZED PACKAGING

Custom Crating

Our engineers’ crate solutions customized for the item being shipped. We draw from many resources including digital prototyping with industry-leading software and 70 years of experience in crating everything from fine antiques to highly sensitive medical devices to power grid equipment.

We take into account not only the different load capacities of all kinds of styles of boxes and crates but we also account for shock and vibration sensitivity for any product. Our specialists develop the proper cushioning materials based on the unique characteristics of each item.

AW2 Logistics understands that some items are too large, too heavy or require more protections than corrugated (“cardboard”) packaging can provide. 

For these items, we provide customized crates, designed and built on the exact item weight, dimensions, value and other unique characteristics that are required. Many factors are taken into consideration including dimensions, weight, fragility, mode of transport and final destination requirements.

Crating & Packaging CAD Design Services

AW2 Logistics’ experienced packing and crating designers have the capability to produce and utilize professional Computer-Aided-Designs using the latest 3D modeling and digital prototyping software, Solidworks™.

Custom Crating Design

Because we use industry-leading 3D design and prototyping software, we don’t just create a three-dimensional drawing of the create beforehand. We utilize “digital prototyping” to create models of our crates that are fully computerized models of the real-world item. Our engineers will know how the crate will behave in stress situations before it is built.

Should your company utilize Solidworks™ as well, you can send us a shell drawing of your item and we can build the crate for it without ever having to take measurements. Our customers in the medical field have used our ability to seamlessly interface with them in this manner to create custom crates for high dollar medical equipment.

AW2 counts on SolidWorks – This powerful software tool is widely recognized as the industry’s best practice standard and is the AW2 design team’s software of choice.

What can our Crating Design services offer for you?

Viewing software is available that allows customers to “mark-up” and comment on drawings while viewing in an interactive, 3D format.

Customers can provide drawing files, which can be utilized to create prototypes without having to take physical measurements.

Projects, and especially prototypes, can be viewed and presented in a finished format before anything gets built saving time and labor.

Bill of material incorporation is extensive and integrated with drawings.

Custom-designed packaging is the best way to ensure the safety of your shipment, and 3D modeling software lets the AW2 experts explore a variety of options quickly and affordably.

Can you share electronic product files? SolidWorks integrates with a number of software platforms—including Autocad, Pro/Engineer, CATIA, Unigraphics, etc. in various formats including IGES, STEP, DXF and IPT.Send us your product files and you’ll save valuable packaging design time.

Prefer to have us work off drawings or a physical product? The AW2 team has years of experience creating packaging and is happy to accommodate your preferences.

Want a packaging prototype? Need to see a mock-up of the actual package for high-risk products? Our team can make a sample package for your review.

All of our crates are built with custom bracing and packaging. Our materials include wood, composite materials and corrugated boxes. Internal bracing is amongst other ways, achieved through the use of custom-made urethane foam, poly-ethylene foam or expanded poly styrene. Creating foam-lined crates is one of many methods to protect your shipment. We will insure your item arrives undamaged.

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